Oliver has expressed his delight following the announcement of the restoration of the 84 bus route.
Hertsmere Borough Council held an extraordinary cabinet meeting this evening to approve funding for the service to return.
It was agreed that the route will have funding from the Community Infrastructure Levy, a charge on developers, for an initial period of 12 months. If enough passengers use the route over the year, Hertfordshire County Council could put forward top-up funding of up to £60,000.
The route, which will have the number 84B, is expected to launch in early September. It will run an hourly service from Monday to Saturday between Potters Bar railway station, Potters Bar Community Hospital, Barnet High Street, High Barnet tube station and Barnet Hospital.
Oliver said: ‘I was very pleased to learn that the 84 bus route between Potters Bar and Barnet has been restored.
‘This is a matter that I have long campaigned for, having convened a meeting with relevant stakeholders when the funding was originally cut in March 2022.
‘I hope this announcement will bring comfort to a large number of Potters Bar residents who had raised concerns with me when the service was withdrawn, especially those who were reliant on the route to get to hospital appointments.’